There is a new Pokémon buying and selling card sport coming to PC
The mainline Pokémon video games may nonetheless be locked to Nintendo consoles, however do you know you’ve got been capable of play the buying and selling card sport on PC since 2012? Now, after 9 years, The Pokémon Firm has introduced a long-due successor to Pokémon TCG On-line with the fancier new Pokémon TCG Reside.
Like its predecessor, Reside will allow you to play on-line with of us throughout PC, Mac, Android and iOS, and makes use of the identical digital codes to switch bodily card collections to the sport. However this new iteration additionally options on-line matchmaking and battle passes, together with an overhauled character customisation system that replaces somewhat-creepy 2D sprites with somewhat-creepy 3D avatars.
Trainers, your subsequent TCG journey awaits!We’re excited to announce Pokémon Buying and selling Card Sport Reside! 🎉Carry the enjoyable of the #PokemonTCG to your private home or on the go together with a brand new, free-to-play app for PC, Mac, and cell units!Extra information ➡️ https://t.co/ACot3P1vAr#PTCGLive pic.twitter.com/YC1ObWOZZsSeptember 20, 2021
Collections from the outdated sport ought to carry over too, although playing cards outdoors of Normal format will not be playable till a later Expanded format replace (whereas Legacy format playing cards straight up will not be supported). Pokémon information website Serebii additionally notes that buying and selling will not be potential in Reside—a little bit of a downer for one thing that actually has “buying and selling” within the identify.
Some components of the fanbase are already calling Reside a downgrade, citing a distinction in visuals between PTCGO’s digital tabletop board and Reside’s extra abstracted enjoying discipline. The outdated shopper for enjoying Pokémon playing cards on-line was beginning to present its age, however the restricted function set appears to have many involved about its substitute.
Pokémon TCG Reside is at present anticipated to hit a world open beta on PC later this yr. When it does, Pokémon TCG On-line will go offline.